Parry Sound District, McDougall Township

Lumsden Cemetery

Location

Located just north of Parry Sound on Highway 69, McDougall Township

Status

No Longer in Use

Oldest Known Interment

1875

Directions

This is a family burial place of the Lumsden family who were one of the first pioneer settlers on what is now Highway 69.

The earliest death noted is Mrs. Lumsden’s husband in 1875 and that is a long way back in the history of those who settled north of Parry Sound. It must have just been a bush trail in those days. The Corbieres had two lots right next to the Lumsdens.

The 1879 Guide Book and Atlas of Parry Sound District gives the following information.

Name

Lot

Concession

D. L. Corbiere

3

A

J. Lumsden

4

A

D. B. Corbiere

5

A

Jas. Lumsden

6

A

Elizabeth Corbiere
Died September 24th, 1897
Age 62 years

David Corbiere
Died April 9th, 1886
Age 62 years

James Lumsden
Died February 15, 1875
Age 63 years
Husband of Elizabeth Corbiere

James Lumsden
Son of Elizabeth & James Lumsden
Died July 18, 1875
Age 17 years

“Mother”
Mary E. Wright
Wife of J.D. Lumsden
Born 1861
Died 1948

Amanda Francis
Wife of Bamudy Oswald

A wooden cross, lying flat on the ground